by Mason Crest

Nearly 12 million people call the capital of China home but more than a billion depend on it for governance, guidance, and financial support. Inside, find out how this enormous city runs, meet the people who make it work, and see how its ancient past has connected or collided with its fast-paced present. Few countries are as defined by their capital as Beijing "speaks" for China. MAJOR WORLD CITIES travels the globe to bring readers the up-close story from yesterday to today of the people, sights, sounds, and achievements of key urban centers. From these crowded and exciting streets will come the headlines of tomorrow this series is the ultimate city travel guide! This series invites readers to put down their screens (and after they finish reading...put down their books!) and get outside! Ideas and instruction are given in a wide range of outdoors activities that can be enjoyed by all ages, from fishing and hunting to nature photography and water sports. Each book includes tips on getting started, ideas for choosing the right gear, and even suggestions for locations to look into. The Great Outdoors! is a passport to adventure! Each title in the MAJOR WORLD CITIES series includes color photos throughout, and back matter including an index and further reading lists for books and internet resources. Key Icons appear throughout the books in this series in an effort to encourage library readers to build knowledge, gain awareness, explore possibilities, and expand their viewpoints through our content rich nonfiction books. Key Icons in this series are: A Timeline lets readers see the history of the city at a two-page glance, tracking the key events mentioned in the text and putting them into visual historical context. A Glossary is included in the back matter containing terminology used throughout the book. Words found here broaden the readers knowledge and understanding of terms used in this field.


ISBN 978-1-4222-3539-3


ISBN 978-1-4222-8359-2
8.5 x 11 inches
48 pages

Part of the Series: Major World Cities

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